THE RITE

BBFC reference: 
AFF274410
Registration number: 
CFJ22823
Parent release: 
AZF274410
Certification: 
Classification date: 
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Main language: 
Approved footage: 
10219+11
Distributers: 
Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
Release date: 
Friday, 25 February 2011
Approved running time: 
113m 33s
Genre: 
Type: 
Directors: 
Mikael Håfström
Cast: 
Anthony Hopkins,Ciarán Hinds,Alice Braga,Torrey DeVitto,Rutger Hauer,Chris Marquette,Toby Jones,Colin O'Donoghue
Consumer advice: 
Contains strong supernatural horror and disturbing images
BBFC insight: 

<p>THE RITE is a supernatural horror about a sceptical priest who is sent to Rome to train as an exorcist. The film was classified '15' for strong supernatural horror and disturbing images.</p><p>The film involves several scenes where exorcisms are carried out and these moments are often extended and contain a sense of menace. The victims of the possessions are seen in torment as the demons seek to fight off the exorcist. We see men and women with strange markings on their faces, the unnatural bending and twisting of limbs, unexplained phenomena, and a moment where a woman miscarries in bloody fashion - although the detail of this is not presented clearly to the viewer. The BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state that 'Moderate physical and psychological threat may be permitted, provided disturbing sequences are not frequent or sustained'. The noted moments are too strong to be accommodated within this '12A' allowance. </p><p>The film also contains one use of strong language. </p>

Cut version exists: 
This release was cut: 
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Season number: 
0
Episode number: 
0
BBFC insight date: 
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
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Type of Media: 
MyMovies film id: 
10607